What's on Handel Messiah Date: Saturday 15 February 2020 Time: 7.30pm Hertfordshire Chorus Zoë Brookshaw soprano Diana Moore mezzo-soprano Ben Johnson tenor Ashley Riches bass London Orchestra da Camera David Temple conductor Messiah is probably the most well-known and performed choral work in the world. Written over only twenty-four days and first performed in 1742, its popularity is built upon a succession of powerful, beautiful and exciting choruses and solo writing. Unlike most oratorios, Messiah is not structured as a drama with characters and narrative. Instead, it uses texts from the Bible to move from prophecies of the coming of the Messiah to the life of Jesus from birth to his death, resurrection and ascension. Hertfordshire Chorus, under David Temple’s inspiring direction, is renowned for its powerful, emotional and precise performances and with four exceptionally gifted soloists and the always wonderful London Orchestra da Camera, this will be an occasion to delight and enthral you. For more information see www.hertfordshirechorus.org.uk Tickets: Premium £25 - Centre front with full view Classic £20 - Centre middle with full view Standard plus £16 - Centre back with full view Standard £12 - Centre back with full view No view £12 - Mainly located in the aisles or behind pillars. These seats have no view of the stage. No view seats will only be released when seats with views have sold out. Concessions: Children under 18 £5, Students with ID £5. Wheelchair spaces and carer discounts can only be booked through the Box Office on 01727 890290. Doors will open 30 minutes before concert starts. There is an interval of 20 minutes during this performance.